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Old 08-11-2003, 02:00 AM   #1
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Another quick question

Do most people paint the outside backwall for a solid background or use the "aquarium background" decor? I was thinking it may look nicer to paint it black then to use the shiny black plastic sheet. Any thoughts or recommendations? If paint is the way to go... what type, brush application? and is it possible to ever take it off if ever need be?
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Old 08-11-2003, 04:14 AM   #2
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I have painted the glass dark blue in the past. I used a water based paint that you find at any hardware store. It actually comes off very easily. It kind of peels off. I just brushed it on.

Disclaimer: Paint the outside.
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Old 08-11-2003, 08:26 AM   #3
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I have done both. Covered the top with saran wrap and used spray paint. stayed fine and came off easily, years later, just sprayed it off with a hose.
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I have done both too, I sprayed my tanks this time. Got tired of the water marks on the back glass.
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i wish i would have painted mine
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Me too!!!!
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I'm thinking either black or a deep midnight plum color. thanks for the tips!
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ooh, like the purple idea
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I knew you would Hara... it is all for you !!! You think brush lines would show up if I apply it that way? I think I could get a more accurate color I'm going for by using paint from a can rather than spray paint.
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awww how sweet. as far as can or brush, i dont have a clue, i was afraid to try because i thought i would mess up.
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